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Recording: 2020-10-22 , DOCK 11 (Video © Walter Bickmann)

Alexander Carrillo

ASPHALT BODIES / Concrete Cities


Production Details / Press Releases

Concrete structures, black and dense in their fluidity, are very common in all the cities where we, the artists of this research, come from. The scars on the surfaces of those cities, the cracks in their asphalt, make us reflect on our understanding of what becomes habitual for us in contrast to what we consider as natural. Can the sensual connect the urban body to its inner nature and to emotional states? On the one hand, there is the street asphalt with its maximum life span of approximately 600 years, while on the other hand there is our orgasmic time, lasting a few seconds. Taking this idea as a starting point, we explore the sensual body as a place that allows us to connect the present being with eternity of nature. The piece is based on Carrillo’s research of a new consciousness of being itself where past and present merge together.

Asphalt Bodies / Concret Cities will be made thanks to the different cultural influences that marked the artists who investigate it. They have changed their place of origin and have adapted and transformed their learned codes from different cultural and social contexts to live now in Berlin, the place of this common creation. Directed by Alexander Carrillo as artistic director and choreographer, who aims to create aesthetic dialogues with the audience for an understanding of diverse perceptions of life.

[Source: PR-Info]

TFB Nr. 1483

Cast & Credits

horeography / Direction: Alexander Carrillo
Creation & Performance: Stella Zannou, Oktavia Zoë Vöhringer, Dominik Feistmantl, Maya Gomez, Alexander Carrillo
Dramaturgy: Phi Micheli
Graphic Designer: Tommes Armstar
Music: Aérea Negrot
Camera/Video: Irene Izquierdo
Photographer: Sven Wolfgang
Art direction: Fernando Derks
Stage and costume design, production: Alexander Carrillo


Kastanienallee 79
10435 Berlin



Video Documentation

The video documentation is produced on behalf of the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion. The purpose of this contract is to document productions in the field of contemporary dance in Berlin. The master recordings are archived by the University Library of the Berlin University of Arts. Copies of the recordings on DVD are available for viewing exclusively in the reference collections of the following archives (at media desks in these institutions):

University Library of the Berlin University of Arts
Mediathek für Tanz und Theater des Internationalen Theaterinstituts / Mime Centrum Berlin
Inter-University Centre for Dance Berlin (HZT)

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